TG Speed Week: The Supercars
McLaren MP4-12C. Lamborghini LP700-4. Noble M600. 1,942bhp, three cars and one very worried-looking journalist
Posted: 11 Apr 2013
This is a car of astounding ability. Sure, I didn't deploy the very obscure cheat code to fully cancel the ESP. Didn't feel the need to. There was enough communication and action without it, and a magnificent sense of balance, and borderline-miraculous traction. The McLaren is happy, immensely happy, being tidy. Tidy greased lightning.
Tidy is always the approach for a Lamborghini, at least on the road. The four-wheel-drive traction encourages it; the huge size and the menacing reputation make any attempt to unsettle it seem like rank recklessness. But here we've got a wide-open track. I wriggle down into the Aventador's strange, dark cauldron of a cockpit, brace myself, and resolve that, with all due trepidation, I'm going to flutter the bull a small red rag.